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Going Back to the Basics- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PUBLIC LOCATES AND PRIVATE LOCATES?

From a technical perspective, the public and private locate processes by which public and private utilities are physically traced and marked are very similar; in fact, the locate equipment, procedures and operational requirements are virtually the same. However, the process of how a public locate and private locate are conducted are somewhat different. A public or private locate technician will locate and mark a buried facility by working through the following procedural steps: ​Review records of a buried facility to understand its path and where the connection points are to perform an active locate. Physically connect their locate transmitter to a connection point and place a signal on the

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